Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

Yeahhh!!! Finally the best time of the year, for me, has arrived! I love December holidays! I love the feeling of closing and starting a new page in your life as a new year begins!

For my luck, Noah and Olivia have been able to experience the holidays in Brazil, my home country, for the first time in their lives! I never planned on it, but I’m so glad it happened! Like in every culture people celebrate holidays differently, and in Brazil Christmas and New Years’ bring feelings on forgiveness, joy, harmony and love with them.

Besides the fact that is 100F here, lpeople always try to bring a better version of themselves during this time of the year.

Noah and Olivia don’t really understand what Christmas is, they don’t even know who Santa Claus is ( I don’t care much about Santa Claus and to be very honest, I find him creepy), but they do know all the colorful lights that come with Christmas! They now learned to say: Natal (Christmas) and everywhere they see lights and Christmas tree, they shout: Natal mamãe!!!

Anyways… All I want to say is that for an international family like ours, I feel really blessed that Noah and Olivia get to experience holidays outside of the USA and create memories for the rest is their lives!!

Now my wish for 2016 is that we may live our lives free from things that stress us; bring to our memories things that make us happy and enjoy in abundance that life that God gave us!! Bring it on 2016!!! We will be waiting for “you” happy and dancing a good song!!!

Cheers to a new year!image

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it’s all new

It seems that lately everything is new around me. Noah and Olivia are growing in the speed of light and everyday, literally, they do/say something new. I feel that if I blink I’ll miss a milestone.

Things are also new in our family lives. We are moving from east coast to the west coast. This change alone is pretty big for us. I can nunber a few things that are new to our family:

1- first time Noah and Olivia traveled by plane without papai.

2- first time we are staying for more than a moth away from home as a family of 4.

3- first time Noah and Olivia go to bed without papai for more than 3 days (it was actually for 2 weeks. Thank God for grandparents’)

4- first time in 6 years I, mamãe, get to celebrate my birthday in my home country.

I have to say that in my mind I thought there were more firsts… But I guess it is my anxiety mind overthinking about everything!! 🙂

Well, all I can say is that I’m pretty excited about all these new events in our lives. I’m really hoping that Noah and Olivia Grace will experience, since early age, the beauty of being adventurous, meeting new people, and to be open for changes.

One thing I can say for sure, is that so far, they seem to be enjoying grandparents’ house a lot!!!

Love,

Camila Fernanda image.jpeg

The Beginning of all!

image.jpegMy first post is dedicated to those that it started it all. To those that changed my life upside down and made me, I believe, a better person. To those that forever will be the reason I exist. This first post is dedicated to Noah & Olivia! They are my 2 year old boy and my 1 year old girl. Thank you for gifting me with your presence. I only hope I can make the best of it as long as I live.

Love, mamãe